#16 - Don't Like Too Many Pillows
This sloppy bed-making pic, shows just some of the pillows that fill our bed these days. Don has found a few different ways to place these things for sleep. I can't imagine sleeping in one position. I'm the Queen of Toss & Turn.
I'm also one of those people who makes the bed every day, but I haven't for these 2 weeks. I've tossed the comforter and shams aside for a while. Cutting some corners these days.
The Red Pillow
Don was given this pillow when he was moved to ICU, after his bypass. He was told to hold it to his chest when he coughs. Mostly it's a good tool for getting out of bed or out of the car, or any place where you're tempted to use your arms to push yourself up. I'm glad Don's been cautious, so he can heal smoothly.
The other side of this pillow shows an ugly picture of the a real heart. Ugh. I would prefer a furry, stuffed animal pillow to hold onto. But Don's been fine with this red one. He's getting better at maneuvering in and out of bed safely.
This is actually a sachet filled with lavender. It hangs on the drawer knob, of my bedside table. I've been getting up a couple times each night to help Don get adjusted into a new position. His back is kind of miserable these days, from sleeping in one position.
Sleep issues are new to Don. I've dealt with them for 10 years. I didn't just have heart surgery, so I'm not going to complain when I can't get back to sleep after helping him. I try to hide my grumpiness in the morning.
But last night I used my own "pillow". I reached over and grabbed that soft, heart sachet and gave it a scrunch. It released a heavenly scent and I put it near my own pillow. Ahhh! That helped.
Now Don and I have our own heart pillows!
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
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